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Of, related to, or being the verbal aspect that expresses action continuing unbroken for a period of time.
1. The durative aspect.
2. A durative verb or verb form. In both senses also called continuative.


(ˈdjʊərətɪv) grammar
(Grammar) denoting an aspect of verbs that includes the imperfective and the progressive
a. the durative aspect of a verb
b. a verb in this aspect


(ˈdʊər ə tɪv, ˈdyʊər-)

of or pertaining to a verb or verb aspect expressing incomplete or continued action, as the verbs beat and walk in contrast to strike and step.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.durative - the aspect of a verb that expresses its duration
aspect - the beginning or duration or completion or repetition of the action of a verb
imperfective, imperfective aspect - aspect without regard to the beginning or completion of the action of the verb
progressive aspect - the aspect of a verb that expresses its on-going action
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Whereas the latter two describe a durative expectation, surprise is a momentary feeling.
The fourth shade of the metaphorical pain expressions promotes an image of "rhythmical sensation", expressed in the durative verbs to encode an iterative (repetition of the action) situation.
Devevre and Horwath (2000) sampled the soil in the autumn from an ongoing rice straw residue management trial following open-field burning of rice residues, whereas we sampled soil from a durative water-logged paddy field.
Quirk & Wrenn (1957: 86) mention a tendency for the infinitive to be used "with verbs of motion, rest, and observation, often with durative aspect".
The main characteristic of time according to Ricoeur is its discordance: time is split into past, present and future, it is simultaneously sequential and durative, experiential and cosmological, and eternal as well as transient.
After that water were added into the solutions at a rate of 2 drops/min with durative stirring.
Here we find Peters employing a durative rather than a quantitative analysis of the relationship between divine power and human freedom.
In addition to that, one sentence (39) conveys a durative beginning (see Metslang 1994, who does not regard it as a good source for future).
They normally also reject the durative aspect, presumably because their perspective is already focused on the ongoing state.
Under his leadership of the company's CDMA terminal production team, ZTE has experienced a durative increase of sales volume in the global CDMA market over the past several years.
12) Gole's criticism is in line with a prevalent criticism of the modernization theory which distinguishes between durative or chronological time and assimilationist time (the time required to produce full assimilation).
Kahn who has argued that in the case of the Greek we cannot really speak about the true existential uses of einai, because all the Greek uses classified intuitively as such are in fact underpinned either by veridical, durative, or locative value of the verb to be: "the most fundamental value of einai when used alone (without predicates) is not 'to exist' but 'to be so', 'to be the case', or 'to be true'.